John Berry

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Title: Professor, Librarian, Consultant
Location: River Forest, Illinois, United States

John W. Berry, Professor, Librarian and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library and information science.

Starting his career while still enrolled as a student at the Indiana University Bloomington, Mr. Berry served the university libraries as a library assistant in microforms services from 1971 to 1973 and head of microform services from 1973 to 1974. After graduating, he became the public services coordinator at the Gannett-Tripp Learning Center of Elmira College from 1974 to 1980. He then joined Northern Illinois University as a reference librarian, department head and assistant professor in the general reference department from 1980 to 1983, the acting assistant director for public services and an assistant professor from 1983 to 1984, and head of systems development and an acting professor from 1984 to 1985. The executive director of the Library Administration and Management Association of the American Library Association from 1985 to 1989, Mr. Berry directed the advancement and research section and was an associate professor of the university library at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1990 to 1996.

Mr. Berry is currently recognized as an executive director emeritus of the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges since 2010, previously serving the network for 14 years, and a professor of the practice of library and information science at Dominican University since 2005. Additionally, he was a library building consultant for the Marist College Library in 1987, and a member on the management and marketing standing committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions from 1997 to 2009.

Prior to the start of his career, Mr. Berry pursued a formal education at Indiana University Bloomington, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1969, a Master of Arts in teaching in 1971 and a Master of Library Science in 1974. A skilled writer in his field, as well as active with numerous organizations related to his field, he was named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year in 2009 and an Illinois Library Luminary in 2011. Additionally, he is listed in the 45th through 50th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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